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Tulsa’s Historic Sinclair Building Narrowly Avoids Auction

The Sinclair Building, built in 1919 in downtown Tulsa, has narrowly avoided going up for auction for the fourth time. This comes as a result of the owner paying fees that had accumulated over nearly two decades. Now, what remains to be seen is whether the building will continue to go unused or enter a phase of major restoration. […]

Let it Rain: Aspen Reconsiders Stormwater Management in Historic Districts

“Aspen has succeeded in saving much of its historic building inventory from demolition or removal. The challenge today is to save that same inventory from more subtle losses of integrity, while addressing the water crises that plague many cities, but particularly those in the  West. Nationwide, cities are compelled to introduce conservation practices, including […]

Saving Parker Center and its Troubled History

“Parker Center in Downtown Los Angeles… Many people cannot imaging preserving it given the building’s troubled history and being so mired in controversial events and personalities. While it encompasses both positive and negative associations, Parker Center is undeniably historic. Through its preservation, it is a place with such significance that it can help teach us […]

Save the Date – Preservation Advocacy Week 2016

National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week will take place on Tuesday, March 8 through Thursday, March 10, 2016 in Washington, DC.

Tentative schedule is as follows:

March 8, 2016:
PA Annual Meeting
Advocacy Luncheon w/ Keynote Speaker
Briefings & Trainings
NCSHPO Reception & Dinner

March 9, 2016:
Hill Meetings
Hill Reception

March 10, 2016:
NCSHPO Annual Meeting
SHPO/USICOMOS Event – Sendai Disaster Risk Framework Session

For more information, including […]

7th National Forum on Historic Preservation Practice

Goucher College will host the 7th National Forum on Historic Preservation Practice: A Critical Examination of the Next 50 Years on March 18-19, 2016 in Baltimore, MD. The Forum will explore our future within the context of five significant drivers that will shape our future: demographics, economics, environment, technology, and education.

Registration is now open — […]

Partnerships as a Basis for Landscape Preservation in Tucson

“Tucson is a Certified Local Government with a historic preservation officer and  an active historic preservation commission. However, until 2012 there was little recognition of the significance of historic landscapes. Since then, awareness of the importance of this asset category has been fostered by a growing coalition of city officials, preservationists, landscape architects, citizen […]

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act

From November 2015 to November 2016, #Preservation50 partners will be sharing preservation success stories from across the nation, focusing on one state or geographic area each week. Using the hashtag #50for50 in conjunction with #Preservation50, we will tie together the great work that the National Historic Preservation Act has inspired and accomplished through partnerships in […]

PastForward Preservation Conference: Virtually Attend at No Cost

If you can’t make the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual conference, PastForward, Nov. 3-6 in Washington, DC, you can still be part of the important discussions and dialogues taking place at this year’s conference as a virtual attendee. Live streaming at PastForward is FREE and can be done at the comfort of your […]

DC’s First Historic Properties Redevelopment Program

The L’Enfant Trust, named to honor the federal city’s designer Pierre L’Enfant, was founded in 1978 to preserve and revitalize Washington’s historic streetscapes and communities. Over the last 37 years The L’Enfant Trust has promoted historic preservation – most notably through the acquisition of conservation easements on historic properties.  The L’Enfant Trust is featured in this […]

Short Course Training at the PastForward Conference

NAPC will be presenting its signature Short Course training at the PastForward Conference presented by the National Trust for Historic Preservation on November 3, 2015.

This day-long, intensive training for preservation commission members and staff will cover topics such as preservation law, preservation planning, meeting procedures, local designation, the design review process, public outreach, and more. […]